Because it's been that kind of month.
Another article on Branding.
Seems that various political ads are using hijinx to get produced. Here's a bit of a design perspective on the use of a certain "stock" photograph. While stock, especially royalty-free stock, is an highly used and (these days) abused commodity, there are special rules when it comes to the usage of images with people. If you don't believe me, read the licensing statement with the art you buy. If the ad agency/501c/political committee that placed these didn't do their homework, the spanking maybe interesting (although won't come to even a court before February at the earliest).